Wednesday, December 29, 2021

“I have received petitions to investigate corrupt family heads” – Special Prosecutor

Kissi Agyebeng, Ghana’s newly appointed Special Prosecutor, has revealed that the petitions which his office has received include that of persons who want their corrupt family heads to be investigated for misusing family properties.

Parliament approved the nomination of Kissi Agyebeng for the position of Special Prosecutor.

His approval follows a recommendation by the Appointments Committee, barely an hour after his vetting by members of the Committee last week.

The private legal practitioner replaces Martin Amidu, who resigned from the position in November 2020.

Speaking in an interview on GHone TV, Kissi Agyebeng said his office has already received numerous petitions, although the office is yet to fully start operations.

He noted that of all the petitions he has received, there are interesting ones from family members who require the office of the Special Prosecutor to bring their corrupt family heads misusing family properties to book.

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Kissi-Adjabeng explained that he is not in the business of singling out cases and that he will work on corruption cases that are of interest to Ghanaians.

“Some of the petitions I’ve received are very interesting. There are people who have petitioned me about their corrupt family heads misusing their family properties. I’m not in the business of singling out cases but everything that’s of interest to Ghanaians and it’s corruption-related, I’ll treat it the same. So far as our mandate is concerned, we’ll look into all cases. If you have done nothing wrong, why should you be afraid? If you’re involved in corruption-related activities, I’m coming for you,” he added.

Asked about the category of people to be investigated, Lawyer Kissi-Adjabeng said everybody in Ghana falls under his mandate in respect of corruption and corruption-related activities.

He, however, reiterated that his office cannot handle cases that’s not corruption and corruption-related.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com. com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa | [email protected]

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